Month: October 2010

Halloween 2010!

 - by Gretel

Not much by way of updates, but here are some trick-or-treating pictures right off the press!

Halloween!

Halloween!

Halloween!

Halloween!

Halloween!

Halloween!

I feel like Dancing!

 - by Gretel

Grandma Sue took a great little video with her iPhone that was worth sharing!

Ninjabread Cookies!

 - by Gretel

So since we have a nice big kitchen now, we’ve been doing more cooking.  Ilyana loves to help mix and bake, and always wants to start the dishwasher.  It’s great she’s getting to an age where helping is both fun and helpful.  Baking is also a great distraction while we wait for Bob to arrive!

Here are some pictures of our most recent acquisition, Ninja cookie cutters to make Ninjabread Cookies.  I used a soft gingerbread recipe from Simply Recipes that I can recommend, as long as you roll the dough thick enough.  I wouldn’t recommend their royal icing proportions – I’ll probably go back to Joy of Cooking for that.

NinjaBread Cookies!

Rolling out the Ninjas!

NinjaBread Cookies!

Undecorated…

NinjaBread Cookies!

My marginal skill at icing decoration (the right tools would probably help)

NinjaBread Cookies!

Ilyana’s spreading technique.

NinjaBread Cookies!

And Jeffrey kicking it old-school with the G.I. Joe Reference.

NinjaBread Cookies!

The end result – Ninja fight!